Category Archives: Tactics

Tactics: Atlético Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid

Atlético Madrid dominated Real Madrid on their way to a massive 4-0 win at the Vicente Calderón today. The goals came from Tiago, Saul Ñiguez, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandžukić. Let’s take a look at how Diego Simeone’s men triumphed–in emphatic … Continue reading

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Arsenal 0 Man United 2: Arsenal Schadenfreude is Never Ending

Admittedly the title is mixing in a couple tablespoons of sensationalism, something more appropriate for the Daily Mail and other English tabloids. Arsenal on the whole were better, whether through the eye test or through Expected goal models. One could … Continue reading

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Olympique Marseille: Ligue 1’s Hottest Commodity

Around a month ago, I wrote a piece on Marcelo Bielsa and his two year tenure as a domestic manager with Athletic Bilbao. Within that I touched upon the positives that occurred during his time with the Chilean National Team … Continue reading

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PSG 1 Lyon 1: The 4-3-3 Conundrum

It’s been no secret that the two sides involve in this match have had disappointing starts to the French domestic season. PSG as it stands right now are sitting out of a European spot (I know, only six games in, … Continue reading

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Arsenal 2 Manchester City 2: The Return of the 4-2-3-1

Manchester City last season played the majority of their season in a 4-4-2 formation with two of Dzeko/Negredo/Aguero up top, sometimes even deviating into a 4-4-1-1 formation when Aguero was fit for the beginning of the season. Under Roberto Mancini, City … Continue reading

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Three Questions: Arsenal v. Manchester City

Where does Ozil play? And will he be effective? After registering 25 appearances at CAM in Arsenal’s 4231 last season, Arsene Wenger has used Ozil as a LM in his two appearances for Arsenal this year. Being forced out wide … Continue reading

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Manchester City 2, Liverpool 1: A State Of Change

Fernando and Yaya Toure’s midfield relationship from Newcastle carried over against Liverpool. Fernando’s main job was to be apply pressure on whoever had the ball in the midfield, not allowing the trio of Gerrard, Allen and Henderson to have much … Continue reading

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